1. Piano Activities


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    Simon Anderson, Associate Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at SAIC, describes his class’s “intuitive re-creation” of Philip Corner’s famous Piano Activities, originally performed in 1962 at the first of the Fluxus concert series in Germany, in which a piano is destroyed and its pieces are carried away. Anderson advocates for performance as a historical method and a way of knowing. He views “formative re-creation” as an important process for art historians and students to explore the margins of art theory, better understand dense work, and uncover the dualities of creation and destruction as they exist within an institution.

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    • Wizards of the Water - Directed by Alan Rich (1981) - big Bells Easter Saturday 1981


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      Wizards of the Water premiered in Australia on 14th December 1981. Filmed and directed by Alan Rich it featured the best surfers in the world travelling in search of perfect waves to Australia, Indonesia and Hawaii. The film had a blistering soundtrack featuring The Angels, Cold Chisel, INXS, Icehouse and Mental as Anything. This trailer features one of the highlights from the movie. Amazing footage of surfers competing in 15 foot plus surf on Easter Saturday at the 1981 Bells Beach Easter Classic. A day forever cemented into surfing history. Wizards of the Water is one of the all-time great surf films from the 1980's. Featured surfers - Tom Carroll, Cheyne Horan, Simon Anderson, Mark Richards, Reno Abellira, Jim banks, Dane Kealoha and many more. Cinematography - Alan Rich Directed - Alan Rich Film Format - 16mm film Release Format - 16mm Duration - 90 minutes Produced by Alan Rich Films (1981)

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      • Haleiwa 1980, from "Wizards of the Water"


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        More on Haleiwa http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/haleiwa

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        • "Ocean Rhythms"


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          Steve Core's 1975 follow-up to his 1972 classic "In Natural Flow".

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          • Phillip Corner's "Piano Activities"


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            "Simon Anderson, Associate Professor of Art History and Fluxus scholar conducts a performance of Philip Corner's canonical work Piano Activities (orig. 1962). Along with members of 'Pataphysics graduate seminar, Dr. Anderson re-enacts the interpretation of this piece by George Maciunas and Dick Higgins, which involves the collective destruction of a baby grand piano." A note by Simon Anderson Philip Corner's Piano Activities is intense and destructive music—an energetic, physical encounter with a solidly built instrument and a cultural symbol. Unmaking is as diverse and complicated as making, and in Piano Activities, violence is balanced with musical sensitivity. It is an audio-visual spectacle that encompasses endless patientince and attention to detail; improvisation is necessary but structure must be in place to get the job done. Every performance is each piano's last. Piano Activities was first performed in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1962 during the series of concerts that launched Fluxus–itself part of a modern tradition dealing directly with the ancient paradox of creative destruction. Alfred Jarry's 19th century science of 'Pataphysics offers ingress into this transformative zone, where mutually exclusive opposites coexist. Since King Ubu, 'Pataphysics and its absurd solutions are discernable in numerous trajectories from Dubuffet to DJ Spooky. Wars and social conflict highlight the aesthetic interest of violence. In 1946, parachute infantryman, Al Hansen, was billeted in Germany, and pushed a piano from the 4th floor of a bombed-out building one night,obsessed by the sound the impact would make. "Tschwauuuuunnnngha! It was wonderful" he reported. Hansen, who in the 1950s studied with John Cage, later participated in Gustav Metzger's Destruction In Art Symposium held in London, 1966, where artists as diverse as Yoko Ono and Dom Sylvester Houedard celebrated, practiced, and discussed the eponymous theme. Fellow DIAS contributor, Raphael Montanez Ortiz—later founder of the Museo del Barrio—has subsequently performed scores of piano destruction events at international venues, including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. last year. In 2012, Philip Corner celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his Piano Activities with a historic re-enactment in the museum where it was first performed. It is with respect for this imaginative tradition, and in the spirit of intuitive and informed recreation, that we present the creative destruction of an antique baby grand. As Corner omce wrote, "Since the purpose to destroy is not the purpose, so other values permit."

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            • Austin Ware at Home


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              I am super stoked that I was able to link up with Austin Ware while he was still in town. I was even more lucky that there was proper swell in the water! Here is an edit of Austin Ware and Jeremy Sherwin shredding their home break to pieces. Enjoy!

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              • Storm Riders, 1982


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                Jack McCoy http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/mccoy-jack Encyclopedia of Surfing http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/

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                • Gwithian Cornwall


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                  Just a wonky video of my mate testing my leash concept.

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                  • Michilis SurfAid Cup Newcastle 2014


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                    Newcastle City Council Boardriders have won the Michilis SurfAid Cup in half-metre (two foot) surf at Dixon Park, Newcastle, with 16 corporate teams raising $52,000 for humanitarian organisation SurfAid. Beilby Consulting won the fundraising trophy by collecting more than $7,000 and their East Coast manager, Ben Hainsworth, who is also a committee member of the Hunter Business Boardriders, said they were delighted to support SurfAid. Pro surfers who generously donated their time and skills to the event were two-time ASP world champion Tom Carroll, local Newcastle legends Matt Hoy and Luke Egan, Thruster-inventor Simon Anderson, Tom Whitaker, Mark Mathews, Dan Ross and local surfers Drew Courtney, Ryan Callinan, Justin Lee, Jackson Baker, Travis Lynch, Michael Spencer, New Zealand’s Billy Stairmand and USA’s Ryan Ragan.

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                    • Noosa Fest. of Surfing 2014 // Legends Expression Session


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                      World Surfaris and Matanivusi Resort Fiji proudly present the Legends Expression Session that was featured at the 2014 Noosa Festival of Surfing. Legends include Tom Carroll, Rusty Miller, Simon Anderson, Mark Cunningham, Alan Atkins, Josh Constable, Zippy Pearson and Merrick Davis. www.worldsurfaris.com // Produced by Tom Rawlins of www.rawlensmedia.com Music // Artist: Cat Power Song: Ruin

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